Gites in the Loire valley & central France

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Loire valley area, including the Pays de la Loire and Centre regions

Area 2 . Central France, the Loire valley 

Map of Loire & Centre areasa) The Loire Valley area and centre of France.This sector covers the following French departments:
18 Cher, 28 Eure-et-Loire, 36 Indre, 37 Indre-et-Loire, 41 Loir-et-Cher,
45 Loiret, 49 Maine-et-Loire, 72 Sarthe, 86 Vienne.
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 The latest listings...
  • New  Baby & child-friendly gite 86 
      ~ In a small village near Civray in southern Poitou, recently renovated gite and B&B for up to five guests, fully child and baby-friendly
  • New  Between Poitiers & Chateauroux 86 
      ~ Cosy, recently renovated stone cottage down a quiet alleyway in the upper part of the pretty village of Angles-sur-l'Anglin
  • New  In the heart of Poitou 86 
      ~  Comfortable and spacious self-catering accommodation for up to 6 visitors + baby in the charming village of Brux in the tranquil Vienne department. Garden, bikes, games.
  • New  Gite south of Poitiers 86 
    ~  Lime tree Gite is located in the department of Vienne, south of Poitiers and central to most attractions. One double bedroom plus double sofa-bed in the lounge.

 49 Gites in Maine et Loire  

 (Lower Loire area, around Angers)

36 Gites in Indre   

(Southwestern Loire valley area)

45 Gites in Loiret  

 (From the Paris region to the Loire)

 37 Gites in Indre et Loire  

(The heart of the "Loire valley", the area around Tours)

72  Gites in Sarthe  

(Between Normandy and the Loire valley, the area around Le Mans)
Sorry - we currently have no properties on offer in this area.

18 Gites in the Cher  

 (South of the Loire - the centre of France)

86 Gites in Vienne   ( Between the Loire valley and the Charentes)

 41 Gites & B&B  in Loir et Cher  

 (The heart of the Loire valley area, around Blois)

28 Gites in Eure et Loire  

 (North of this area: to the west of the Paris region)

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Gites in the Loire valley area

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The Loire valley and Central France area

The Loire valley area covers most of central western France between the southern limits of Brittany and Normandy to the north, and the northen slopes of the Massif Central hills to the south. It is a region of fields and slow flowing rivers, a profoundly agricultural area which includes some considerable expanses of forest in the Sologne, a number of areas of vineyards - notably the vineyards Touraine and Sancerre - and a large area of lakes and wetlands known as la Brenne, a noted area for bird life.  It is of course also an area renowned for its historic heritage most visible in the form of its many fabulous châteaux and mediaeval fortresses, such as Chenonceau (photo).
Chateau of Chenonceau

Practical information 
Driving times for the Loire valley area:
4 to 7 hours from Calais or Lille under normal driving conditions.
Best access routes from UK, Belgium or Holland:
Western channel crossings to Roscoff, Cherbourg or Caen. From Calais, motorway via Rouen and Orleans, or (for eastern Burgundy) via Reims.
Regional airports: Nantes, Tours, Paris

Area guides and useful information
Pays de la Loire area guide
Centre - Val de Loire area guide
The châteaux of the Loire
Guide to the wines of France 
General Information about France
Low cost car hire 

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This directory lists only selected self-catering holiday cottages, villas and B&Bs that come up to the Gitelink quality standards. Each site is the individual responsibility of the owner of the property, and contains a detailed and illustrated presentation of the gite and - in many cases - of the area in which it is situated. 

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